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I’m back again and what has drawn my eye lately is the large round mirror. They are suddenly turning up in lots of blogs that find their way to my inbox daily and a quick browse on Pinterest rewarded me with lots of round mirror inspiration. I am not talking about the standard size of old, but huge ones with at least a 1 metre diameter.

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Macrame Wallhangings

Macrame wallhangings have been all the rage now for a while. I see them all the time in the interiors of the young, cool and hip. Pinterest is filled with them. Isn’t it funny how some things from the past come back time and time again? But this time around it is macrame with a twist: same principle of knot-tying now done with different materials and colors. Huge macrame pieces used as a headboard for a king-size bed.

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monochrome interiors

Mmonochrome interiors are a trend that has been going strong for a while now. As a 3D Artist I am using this style more and more for interior visualisations. Monochrome, or black and white, is so easy on the eye and a great base to add some splashes of color here and there. In the real world this applies too.

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Tthe Acapulco chair (also known as the Cancun chair of the Lebasa chair) has been a clear example of traditional Mexican design for years and has been around since the 1950’s. It originates from Acapulco in Mexico, the jet-set beach resort and “place to be” for the rich and famous during the 1950’s and 60’s such as Richard Burton, Liz Taylor and Elvis Presley.

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Ssheepskins are so perfect for these cold December days, especially for the shivery types like myself. Draped over a chair they add a lovely warmth and softness to your back. Spread on the floor next to your bed they keep the early morning iciness from your feet. Added as a lining to a pram will keep your baby warm, soft and sleepy (yeah, so you can do some shopping!).

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PANTONE MARSALA RED: COLOR OF THE YEAR 2015

Ffor years now, the Pantone Color Insitute has selected a Color of the Year that would, according to them, reign in the design world for the next 365 days. In 2014 it was Radiant Orchid, a shade of Lilac that was seen as the symbol of economic recovery and optimism for humanity.

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Tthe Fiddle Leaf Fig has been the go-to houseplant for designers for a while now. And if you are not crazy about the currently very trendy succulents and cacti (of which more here), Fiddle Leaf Figs are ideal for adding another touch of green to your interior. The Latin name for this native to Western Africa is “Ficus Lyrata”. It has earned its nickname because of the broad, glossy leaves that resemble a fiddle.

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Gguilford Green is the new Color of the Year 2015 as revealed by US paint brand Benjamin Moore: “Guilford Green is the perfect thread to connect nature, spaces and interiors with color schemes that signify fresh energy and growth.” I must admit, I am not a fan….

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Ssucculents and cacti for interiors are all the rage right now, I’m not joking. With the revival of Mid Century design, these plants cannot stay behind. Ideal for frequent travellers and the one’s amongst us who do not have “green fingers” as they are hard to kill. These prickly beauties can go a long way without water or other love. I give my own Aloe Vera a cup a month (if I remember) and it’s still going strong. So skip buying a bunch of flowers next time, and get some of these instead!

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Velvet Interiors by VKV Visuals

Ii am so glad with this trend: velvet interiors. I see so many beautifully designed spaces where this rich material is being used. Velvet upgrades any piece of furniture to a higher level, thanks to its rich, luxurious look and feel. Velvet has a history that dates back thousands of years. Through the centuries and cultures worldwide, velvet was a highly prized material, often symbolised with wealth, power and royalty.

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